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International Development

We harness the power of sport to improve education, health and employment outcomes for marginalised and vulnerable people at home and abroad

Our international work began almost ten years ago when our youth club members raised funds to rebuild a girls’ school in a remote village in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

 

Since then, we have continued to support the school that has gone from strength to strength and we have also launched a number of other initiatives and projects. These have included establishing national cricket and football academies that provide thousands of children from the poorest households a chance to receive professional coaching and be selected to play in a semiprofessional squad.

 

Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage and pregnancy in the world. One of our new projects include working with local partners to support adolescent girls in secondary schools complete their education with sports and lifeskills coaching and peer mentoring. We are also working with local sports association to increase opportunities for women and girls’ sport and provide training for young people interested in sports livelihoods.

 

Our Services 

  • Girls High School, providing education for 150 girls annually
  • Under 16s Football Academy, established in 2011 to provide opportunities for talented but poverty-stricken children
  • Cricket Centres providing free training for players and cricket coaches
  • International Volunteering, for UK residents to volunteer abroad and see first-hand the issues faced by other countries
  • International Competitions, a chance for disadvantaged people in the UK to travel and display their talent on a global stage
  • Cultural Exchange through events bringing together people from different countries to enable dialogue and build relationships

OUR QUALITY MARKS AND PARTNERS

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